The Art of Talking with Children

The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids

by Rebecca Rolland

On Sale: 03/01/2022

The Art of Talking with Children

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The Art of Talking with Children

The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids

by Rebecca Rolland

On Sale: 03/01/2022

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About the Book

From a Harvard faculty member and oral language specialist, an invaluable guide that gives readers evidence-based tools and techniques to communicate more effectively with children in ways that let them foster relationships with less conflict and more joy and kindness.

Science has shown that the best way to help our kids become independent, confident, kind, empathetic, and happy is by talking with them. Yet, so often, parents, educators, and caregivers have trouble communicating with kids. Conversations can feel trivial or strained—or worse, are marked by constant conflict.

 In The Art of Talking with Children, Rebecca Rolland, a Harvard faculty member, speech pathologist, and mother, arms adults with practical tools to help them have productive and meaningful conversations with children of all ages—whether it’s engaging an obstinate toddler or getting the most monosyllabic adolescent to open up.

The Art of Talking with Children shows us how quality communication—or rich talk—can help us build the skills and capacities children need to thrive.  

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Critical Praise

In this thoughtful and thorough exploration of “rich talk,” Rolland dives deep into the how and why of meaningful conversations with kids. Using compelling research and engaging anecdotes, Rolland offers a powerful and pragmatic guide to one of the most underappreciated skills for building and strengthening our relationships with our children and supporting their learning, independence, and confidence in almost every aspect of their lives. THE ART OF TALKING WITH CHILDREN is an important read for parents, educators, clinicians, and anyone who regularly talks to kids. - Carla Naumburg, PhD, LICSW, author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids

Readers of such volumes as How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk will find further help here in developing strong relational communication. - Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062938886
  • ISBN 10: 0062938886
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 03/01/2022
  • Pages: 496
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General

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